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  • Stocks turned mixed Tuesday as another wave of disappointing earnings news weighed on the market but tech stocks shined bright.

  • While indicating a modestly lower open earlier this morning, the markets turned around late in the morning on a strong rebound in financials and the digestion of a series of less pessimistic comments by corporate executives.

  • The markets are poised for another weak open following a big round of earnings reports this morning. The earnings picture was far from pretty too, with many companies, from large industrials to regional banks, showing continued weakness in business conditions over the past quarter.

  • US stock index futures turned lower ahead of the open Tuesday after key corporate earnings sounded a note of caution for investors.

  • Markets are bracing for a landslide of earnings news Tuesday and more focus on the Treasury's bank bailout plans.

  • CNBC's 20th Anniversary

    20 years ago today – on April 17, 1989 – the Consumer News and Business Channel launched. And how the network has evolved – from showing how to cook chicken in a microwave on the first day of broadcasting to covering the current global economic crisis over the past year.

  • On Friday, General Electric kicks off a string of earnings reports from the industrial sector and investors will be all ears. What should you listen for?

  • With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Options activity in Textron is crazy busy Monday, as shares surge in heavy volume amid takeover rumors. Shares of the aircraft maker bottomed at $4 or so in early March, but are up more than 9 percent on merger talk...

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • M&A expert Howard Lanser reveals the next sector where he expects to see a big uptick in takeovers!

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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. MeadWestvaco, Graco and Caterpillar were among the latest names to announce job cuts.

  • Even in this anemic market, it appears the urge to merge is alive and well.

  • Jack Welch

    What follows below is the transcript of my interview with legendary former General Electric Chairman & CEO Jack Welch on The Kudlow Report last night.

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    Monday’s market action was choppy at best. But amid the rollercoaster ride Zach Karabell suggests putting two stocks on your radar.

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    In today’s Fast Money final call, with big deals being made in big Pharma, is this a one-sector phenomenon? Pete Najarian, co-founder of OptionMonster.com, doesn’t think so.

  • The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records.  However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...

  • Stocks rose for the third day straight on Thursday, marking the biggest three-day gain since November. Markets were up across the board, led by Bank of America and General Electric.